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  Cajun - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
State Senator Dudley LeBlanc ("Coozan Dud", a Cajun slang nickname for "Cousin Dudley") took a group of Cajuns to Nova Scotia in 1955 for the commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the expulsion.
Cajun populations today are found also in the area south of New Orleans and scattered in areas adjacent to the French Louisiana region, such as to the north in Alexandria, Louisiana and in Southeastern Texas.
Cajun French is a variety or dialect of the French language spoken primarily in the Acadiana region of Louisiana.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cajun   (3099 words)

 Cajun cuisine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An authentic Cajun meal is usually a three-pot affair, with one pot dedicated to the main dish, one dedicated to steamed rice, skillet cornbread, or some other grain dish, and the third containing whatever vegetable is plentiful or available.
Cajun dishes prepared outside of Louisiana, are often hotter than their Louisiana counterparts, and lack the flavor of the original dishes.
Cajun cuisine is sometimes confused with Creole cuisine, and many outside of Louisiana don't make the distinction.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cajun_cuisine   (1992 words)

 Cajun Music
Cajun music in the 1970s and 1980s experienced a huge resurgence that is continuing today.
Cajun music and folklife festivals abounded, where youngsters could actually see and hear Cajun musicians (law had kept them out of the bars and dancehalls where the music had previously been played).
Both times Cajun musicians decided instead to use what they could of the mainstream culture within what they felt to be the idiom of Cajun music, and to discard the rest.
www.dirtynelson.com /linen/feature/60cajun.html   (3290 words)

 Cajun's Choice Louisiana Foods - Cookin' With Jazz!
Cajuns trace their roots directly to the Acadian French who relocated from Normandy and Brittany to Nova Scotia in the early 1600s.
With the rise in popularity of Cajun cuisine and culture in the 1970s and 80s, Cajun foods and recipes could be found on menus throughout the U.S..
Cajun's Choice was founded in 1985 by Louisiana natives Rick Layne, Patricia Broussard and Dan George.
www.cajunschoice.com /cajuns.html   (1114 words)

 Cajun's history / Cajun.ca   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It is vital to the continuation of that culture and by continuing to live, it serves to bond together the generations.
Cajun music has also made great strides, especially in the newer styles of "swamp-pop" and "zydeco" music.
The experiences of living in the past in Louisiana cannot be dublicated, and Cajun music today is about this new and different world, changed by the people who are living in it and by the products of this new world.
www.cajun.ca /site/eng/info/hist.htm   (924 words)

 The Encyclopedia of Cajun and Creole Cuisine
Cajun and Creole cuisine was influenced by seven nations that settled Louisiana, from the Native Americans to the Italian immigrants of the 1800s.
Relive the adventure and romance that shaped Louisiana, and recreate the recipes enjoyed in Cajun cabins, plantation kitchens and New Orleans restaurants.
Chef Folse has hand picked the recipes for each chapter to ensure the very best of seafood, game, meat, poultry, vegetables, salads, appetizers, drinks and desserts are represented.
www.jfolse.com /encyclopedia.htm   (204 words)

 Cajun   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
For this reason, contemporary scholars of Cajun history and culture tend to offer a more complex, comprehensive view, attributing the traits of modern-day Cajuns to a dynamic, unending process of ethnic interaction.
Although modern Cajuns are largely homogenous, their ancestry consists of a mixture of many ethnic groups.
Cajuns thus derive not only from French-speaking Acadians, but from several ethnic groups over which Acadian culture prevailed (at least until this century, when Cajuns underwent a wide-spread process of rapid Americanization).
www.cajunculture.com /Other/cajun.htm   (296 words)

 Jazz at the Cajun   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Cajun Restaurant, where the Mississippi meets the Hudson, invites you to savor the New Orleans atmosphere by partaking in its authentic Cajun/Creole cuisine, and listening to some of the hottest jazz in the Big Apple.
Walk into the Cajun (129 Eighth Ave., between 16th and 17th streets, 212-691-6174, jazzatthecajun@aol.com), saunter past the long bar into the main room and you will be instantly transported to New Orleans.
Saturday night at the Cajun might mislead the unwary into thinking that the distinguished gentlemen on and around the bandstand (an abundance of navy blazers and repp ties) are really a Princeton alumni bash or a gathering of ophthalmologists.
www.jazzatthecajun.com   (3400 words)

It is now in style to be Cajun, everywhere you look that is someone or something claiming to be Cajun.
The other Cajuns captured were brought to England as prisoners of war and put in concentration camps.
Some 1,500 Cajuns that were not sent to England were sent to Virginia instead as prisoners of war, then later expelled.
www.geocities.com /Heartland/2073/cajun.htm   (2077 words)

 SFA | Good Reads | The Encyclopedia of Cajun and Creole Cuisine
The Encyclopedia of Cajun and Creole Cuisine is a hefty book, both in weight (about ten pounds) and thoroughness in treating its subject.
The first devotes a chapter to each of the seven cultures that Folse identifies as having significantly contributed to the creation of the Cajun and Creole cuisines (Native America, France, Spain, Germany, England, Africa, and Italy).
The final chapters reveal Folse fulfilling his duties as Culinary Ambassador with tributes to the festivals, plantations, personalities, and local brands that exemplify, celebrate, and preserve the essence of Cajun and Creole cuisine.
www.southernfoodways.com /kb_encyclopedia_cajun.shtml   (449 words)

 Allrecipes | Cook's Encyclopedia | Cajun cooking
Many confuse Cajun cooking with CREOLE COOKING but though there are many points of similarity, there are also distinct differences.
Cajun cooking, a combination of French and Southern cuisines, is robust, country-style cookery that uses a dark ROUX and plenty of animal (usually pork) fat.
Two of the more traditional Cajun dishes include JAMBALAYA and COUSH-COUSH (a thick cornmeal breakfast dish).
allrecipes.com /advice/ref/ency/terms/5608.asp   (172 words)

 Amazon.ca: Cajun [Compilation]: Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Forming a trilogy of sound with 1999's Putumayo releases Louisiana Gumbo and Zydeco (one of the label's biggest sellers of all time), Putumayo Presents Cajun may prove redundant for serious enthusiasts of the genre yet is an excellent starting point for newer listeners.
Southwestern Louisiana Cajun culture, born of the French Acadians displaced when their homeland was taken over by the British in the mid-1700s, is celebrated for both its food and its music.
Cajun music is related to but distinct from zydeco; both feature the accordion as lead instrument, but the latter incorporates electric guitar and pays a greater debt to rhythm & blues than does the older-fashioned acoustic stylings of the former.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/B00005402K   (599 words)

 Explore Louisiana - Regions : Cajun Country   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In Cajun Country you'll discover crawfish étouffée, dance to Zydeco music and learn a whole lot of new and interesting words.
All along the Cajun Coast, down into Morgan City, Raceland, Houma and ending (literally, the road ends) in Cocodrie, you can venture into the swamps for wildlife adventures or into the warm Gulf of Mexico waters and catch your limit on a deep sea fishing excursion.
In Eunice, Louisiana, where Cajun and Zydeco music thrive, you can visit the Liberty Theater, home of the "Rendezvous-vous des Cajuns" radio and TV show, better known as the Cajun Grand Ole Opry.
www.louisianatravel.com /explorela/regions/cajuncountry   (569 words)

 Cajun Food - Turducken - Crawfish - King Cakes - CajunGrocer.com
Cajun Food - Turducken - Crawfish - King Cakes - CajunGrocer.com
As featured on the FoodTV Network and Wall St. Journal, our Turduckens are a semi-boneless turkey stuffed with duck and chicken with layers of delicious stuffing between each bird.
Cajun Turkey is a deep marinated, slow roasted and crispy fried whole turkey.
www.cajungrocer.com   (148 words)

 Clarence's Guide to the Cajun French Language, Cajun Phrases, and Cajun Dictionary
Clarence's Cajun radio programs in Baton Rouge are Sat 7pm-8 on 90.3 FM and Sun noon-2 on 1260 AM.
This book is one of the most comprehensive collections of authentic Cajun sheet music and lyrics from southwest Louisiana.
Cajun instrument instructions, How to Play Cajun Fiddle, Accordion, Guitar, Guitar chords, etc. And much more - interviews in French to demonstrate the Cajun language, discographies, lists of how and where to find Cajun records.
www.cajunradio.org /language.html   (838 words)

 Cajun Secret - Small boat plans
Cajun Secret pirogue plans are drawn from the traditional Cajun pirogue, which wasn't designed to have any "hard-parts." The information is presented in a straightforward, step-by-step format, including simple diagrams and a materials list.
There are no complicated jigs or frames to set up, only simple, proven building methods that have been used by Cajun outdoorsmen for many years.
Read more about Cajun Secret and the history of the pirogue here.
www.cajunsecret.com   (350 words)

 88.02.01: The Cajuns: Natives with a Difference!
A discussion of what an ethnic group is and how the Cajuns have retained their identity while so many others have not will help the students to understand the strong ethnic pride of the Cajuns.
Cajun cuisine is a totally indigenous American cuisine, drawing from pure French, pure Spanish, Acadian and other Louisiana French elements as well as Black, Indian and other elements in Louisiana’s history and culture and is a traditional food having evolved over a prolonged period of time.
Those Cajuns who were upwardly mobile and were concerned with money and education as a way out of their class, embraced the movement toward English and away from French.
www.yale.edu /ynhti/curriculum/units/1988/2/88.02.01.x.html   (6683 words)

 Amazon.com: Cajun: Music: Various Artists   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
To that end, there is still a great deal of room for an influx of influences in Cajun music, such as the country flavor of the Jambalaya Cajun Band's version of the popular "Les Flammes d'en Fer" as it appears on this collection.
David Doucet, of Beausoleil, one of the genre's better-known groups, contributes a bluegrassy version of "Balfa Waltz," one of several of the compilation's references to Cajun music great Dewey Balfa and his family of players.
Most of the songs are not major parts of the Cajun repertoire, but nor are they long-lost gems, they seem to just be random picks.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00005402K?v=glance   (1245 words)

 Pure Cajun Products - New Orleans, Louisiana - Cajun History
The Acadian's (later shortened to "Cajuns") refused and began what could be termed the longest "sit-in" in history.
Today the Cajuns are very earthy, happy people and a lot of folks call their music "happy people music".
But if you could speak Cajun French you might be surprised at what the music has to say.
www.purecajun.com /caj_hist.htm   (449 words)

 Who are the Cajuns, and how to speak to them
"Cajuns" are the descendants of a group of French people who were exiled from the Acadia region of Nova Scotia for political reasons, starting in 1755.
This group was later joined by another wave of exiles in 1785.
Once in Louisiana, the “Cajuns” found peace, prosperity and an abundance of fish and wildlife to turn into the down-home cooking they are famous for.
www.chefrick.com /html/cajuns.html   (284 words)

 Cajun Accordion
When I discovered Cajun music, I felt that I had found a way to relive history.
There are quite a few builders in Cajun Country, but I have first-hand experience with only two of the best.
Based in tiny Erath, Louisiana, this "Cajun Hank Williams" has circled the globe bringing his distinctive brand of Cajun music to millions.
www.meloche.net /accordio.htm   (357 words)

 Dupre's Cajun Market of New Orleans
Cajun Market of New Orleans is operated for Cajuns-at-heart everywhere.
Our cajun products of food, spices,dance and music of New Orleans are what make the French Quarter, Mardi Gras and Jazz Fest worldwide attractions.
Cajun culture and quality cajun products have always been important to Cajun legend Zachary Dupre and he brings you his favorite Cajun music, Cajun food, Cajun spices, Cajun seasonings as well as his private stock of authentic and rare Cajun products shipped to the rest of the world and passing the savings on to you.
www.cajunmarket.com   (276 words)

 Cajun music mp3: Hadacol it Something!
For such an isolated group as the Cajuns, their musicians sure were tuned in to the popular music of the day.
And when Cajun musicians took from the popular culture of the day, you could be sure they'd put their own stamp on it and give it a unique twist, making it their own.
They were the first Cajun band to play the bandstand standing up, first to use amplification in their dances.
npmusic.org /artists.html   (4119 words)

 Most Useful Cajun Zydeco Music and Dance Site - ZydE-Magic WEB page
In additon, it links to Cajun and Zydeco resources all over the globe.
Organized major instruction in Cajun and Zydeco dancing at larger events.
Due to ISP adjustments the ZydE-Magic Cajun Zydeco Music and Dance WEB site is undergoing some revisions which includes re-positioning some of the WEB pages.
users.erols.com /ghayman   (831 words)

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